Monday, August 8, 7 p.m.
Preconcert carillon tours and demonstrations 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (every 15 minutes)
Joey Brink is the sixth university carillonneur at the University of Chicago, where he performs twice daily and teaches carillon performance to members of the University of Chicago Guild of Carillonneurs.
Joey began his carillon studies at Yale University in 2007 with Ellen Dickinson, and became a carillonneur member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America in 2011. He continued his carillon studies on a Belgian-American Educational Foundation fellowship with Eddy Marien, Koen Cosaert, and Geert D'hollander at the Royal Carillon School in Mechelen, Belgium, where he graduated with greatest distinction in 2012, and subsequently studied further with Geert D'hollander at Bok Tower Gardens in 2015. Joey received first prize and audience prize at the 7th International Queen Fabiola Carillon Competition in Mechelen in June 2014.
Joey serves on the board of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, and co-chairs its Johan Franco Committee to promote new music for carillon. He received the 2015 Barnes Scholarship to conduct research on affordable practice carillon design. Joey is married to carillonneur Vera Brink, and together they enjoy hiking, camping, skiing, playing board games, and traveling to the many carillons around the world.